Texas gets a bye this week as they prepare for Tech on Turkey Day. We’ve got team news and practice notes. Also add recruiting updates on Jean Delance and D’Andre Christmas-Giles, plus hoops in this week’s Scoop.
UT’s bye week was anything but slow when Strong and the staff amped up recruiting with two big commits this week. We talk to one of them, along with Marvin Wilson, Jordan Elliott, JK Dobbins, and Brandon Jones. We check in on Manvel HS and also catch up to Collin Johnson about officially become a Longhorn and get the latest from Shaka on the hardwood. There’s no bye weeks in the Scoop.
It’s a new season. Texas opens conference play on Saturday with confidence and a few adjustments for the Big 12. We’ve got practice reports, injury updates, UT’s newest offer, more recruiting, and the basketball team is going Navy Seal training this week. As usual, the Scoop delivers.
We deliver the Recruiting Notebook – Spring Game Edition this week. We stay in-state for a head-hunting DB, and a couple of edge-rushing ends. Then we hit the slopes of Colorado for an under-the-radar tight end that favors the Austin life. The Texas Spring game may be Saturday but the Notebook drops today.
With only two weeks remaining until National Signing Day, there is constant movement on both sides of the spectrum. Texas commits are looking around, while other pledged prospects are interested in UT. It’s recruiting season and we’re out here hunting at Inside Texas. Here’s a weekly wrap-up. PLUS.. Update on UT’s in-home visit Gentry and two very big surprise visitors in Austin right now.
Two kids came all the way to San Antonio for the Army All-American game. They decided they’ll stay awhile.
Miami 4-star TE Devonaire Clarington has committed to Texas today at the Army All-American Bowl. He is the 25th pledge for the Class of 2015 at Texas.
First of all, I feel sorry for the young man, in a damn-it-must-suck-to-hear-your-phone-ring-around-the-clock type way. In the short time I was with him he talked to Texas Tech, ignored a call from Baylor, and texted with A&M about official visit details. That doesn’t count the scribes looking for insights.
A 6-foot-7 quarterback. Two 6-foot-5 defensive ends. A class of offensive linemen, the smallest of which is 6-foot-3, 290 pounds. Upon Charlie Strong’s arrival he said he wanted to sign big players who can beat up smaller players. He’s holding true to form.
This week’s Recruiting Notebook goes far east to Connecticut, stops by South Florida, then makes a return trip to DFW and East Texas. Inside Texas goes far and wide for the best of the nation’s top prospects and potential future Longhorns.